LONDON — London’s mayor says the British capital will hold a free outdoor screening of an Academy Award-nominated Iranian film whose director scrapped plans to attend the Oscars because of President Trump’s travel ban.

Mayor Sadiq Khan said Tuesday that Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” will play in Trafalgar Square on Oscars day, Feb. 26, to celebrate London “as an international hub of creativity and as a beacon of diversity.”

“The Salesman” is nominated for best foreign-language film.

After Trump temporarily barred citizens of Iran and six other Muslim-majority nations last month, Farhadi said he would not attend the ceremony.


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